This course centres on an innovative, perception-altering approach in the treatment of moderate and severe dental erosion. Traditionally, clinicians tended to remove excessive amounts of sound tooth tissue in order to place full coverage crowns or even onlays. However, this approach has the effect of increasing the chances of periodontal complications – because margins are usually placed subgingivally – and raising the likelihood of endodontic involvement. Schlichting’s approach involves the fabrication and bonding of ultra-thin CAD/CAM occlusal veneers to patient’s teeth allowing only strategic reduction of sound dental structure – even dispensing the need for tooth preparation. There is no need for extending the preparation in order to hide margins or obtain retention form. Laboratorial and clinical results will be presented, along with step-by-step techniques.
- Advantages of occlusal veneers over traditional approaches based on laboratorial and clinical results.
- Principles of tooth preparation for occlusal veneers: Control of preparation based on diagnostic wax-up.
- Provisionals and luting procedures for occlusal veneers.
Dr Luis Henrique Schlichting
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dr. Luis Henrique Schlichting is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
He received his D.D.S. degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 1995, Specialty Certificate ...